How to Take Care of Your Skin After Laser Treatment
Considering laser hair removal? Long gone are those tireless days spent shaving in the shower or heading out for the usual waxing appointment! With this treatment, you’ll have a permanent reduction in body hair, leaving your skin ready for anything all year round! However, as with any procedure, there are always steps you should be taking to ensure you’re staying on top of your after-care routine and getting maximum results. Here’s what you need to do:
Wear comfy, loose clothing
Loose clothing is definitely something you’ll want to keep in mind both before and after your appointment. Not only is it a more convenient option, but it helps when dealing with more sensitive areas of skin. Usually, after treatment you’ll want to avoid any chafing that will irritate the treated area so opt for softer, looser clothing that will be more comfortable like a flowing dress or baggy pants.
Stay away from the sun
Essentially, your body is already having a reaction to the heat from the laser treatment so you’ll want to avoid adding excess heat to the mix if you’re looking for best results. Ideally, you’ll want to avoid the sun for at least 2 weeks both before and after the treatment! Since your skin is already having a reaction to laser treatment, this means you’re also more likely to sunburn easily as well!
No hot showers
Once again, the laser treatment has stimulated plenty of heat in your skin so the last thing you need to be doing is overheating your skin with hot baths and showers and irritating the treated area. In fact, even things like exercise or saunas would cause you to heat up, sweat more and thus, irritate your skin. Instead, a cool shower will help soothe the sensitive area.
While you might want to feel the effects of this treatment ASAP, we’re going to have to recommend stopping yourself from touching the affected area because the last thing you want to do is spread bacteria into those open pores.
After care instructions
After your laser tattoo removal or treatment, the clinician will give you after care instructions designed to keep the area cool and hydrated at all times. These creams contain elements that are capable of reducing irritation and inflammation around the affected area and by boosting your moisture levels, it also helps repair your skin faster.
Worried about your skin after laser treatment? Book a consultation today with DPMediSkin.